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Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick chicken dinner recipes? Find chicken recipes for dinner that you can make easily and quickly.

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On lazy summer weekends, we like chicken and yellow squash tossed with bow tie pasta. Fresh grated Parmesan adds a Sunday touch. —Sarah Smiley, Bangor, Maine
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Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Meet the Cook: Since our family likes things spicy, I often add a fresh jalapeno pepper to this salad. It's a simple, savory way to use up leftover chicken. Plus, it's so eye-catching, it could double as the main dish and the table centerpiece! -Krista Shumway, Billings, Montana

Lentil Chicken Salad

Lentil Chicken Salad

Lentil Chicken Salad

A great way to use lentils is in this satisfying salad. Besides the combination of textures, the tasty ingredients blend well with the creamy dressing. It merited a blue ribbon and praise from all the tasters at our church fair.

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

“Sometimes I make this simple dish lighter by using reduced-fat sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. For variety, try another veggie mix," writes Ruth Stallings from Spokane, Washington.
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Apple Barbecue Chicken

Apple Barbecue Chicken

Apple Barbecue Chicken

My husband and I had just moved to Dallas when I first made this recipe. Everything was new—new city, new home—but this dish felt familiar and comforting. —Darla Andrews, Lewisville, Texas

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

With only five ingredients, this fast and fabulous supper salad from Aileen Andres Sox in Meridian, Idaho is one recipe you'll want to keep handy all year long. Almonds add delightful crunch to the colorful blend!

Orange Chicken Supper

Orange Chicken Supper

Orange Chicken Supper

"We're an American military family stationed in Germany," writes Lynda Muller. "Since we're just as busy as stateside families, this meal really fits our lifestyle. Because it uses a rice mix, orange juice and other items I keep on hand, it's both satisfying and swift."

Toasted Almond Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Toasted Almond Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Toasted Almond Chicken Salad Sandwiches

"I entered this recipe in a contest that our local newspaper holds each year, and it won first place in the salad division," reports Judy Kisch-Keuten of Beatrice, Nebraska. Toasted almonds and a celery add crunch to the flavorful sandwich filling that's tasty served on English muffins.

Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken Salad

Sugared almonds and chow mein noodles add fun crunch to this salad that makes the most of leftover chicken. Says Irene Dickhausen from St. Paul, Minnesota, “This salad is speedy, simple and always popular at ladies’ luncheons.”

Stir-Fry Spinach Salad

Stir-Fry Spinach Salad

Stir-Fry Spinach Salad

I first served this at a party...it was an instant hit. I'm sure you and your family will like the slightly sweet-and-sour sauce in this unique salad.

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Dining alone? Try this colorful salad from Mary Lewis of Norman, Oklahoma. Refreshing mandarin oranges and a creamy citrus dressing complement tender cubes of chicken, pasta spirals, veggies and sliced red grapes. Truly, it's an entree in itself!

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”
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